Exciting New Plans for Self Driving And Flying Cars In Dubai Announced By The RTA

Imagine a world without road rage!
Exciting New Plans for Self Driving And Flying Cars In Dubai Announced By The RTA
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RTA (Road and Transport Authority) has made ground-breaking progress with the approval of their Self-driving Transport Strategy which aims to convert twenty five percent of total journeys in Dubai to driverless by 2030, like the existing Dubai Metro.

This is a huge step forward for the country as self-driving has unlimited benefits such as reduced pollution, safer roads and improved traffic – a problem we all know too well! This strategy will be integrated with Dubai’s existing Smart Transport Strategy. 

Al Tayer, the Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA approved the plan on Saturday. “This strategy is part of Dubai Government’s ongoing efforts to improve services and introduce the latest in technology & innovation worldwide in the field of self-driving transport for the sake of adding happiness to people”, he said. In addition, high-definition E-Maps will also be developed to make the journeys as efficient as possible. 

. HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of #RTA has approved RTA’s Self-driving Transport Strategy. The Strategy is aligned with Dubai's Smart Transport Strategy launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Such a strategy aims to convert 25% of total mobility journeys in #Dubai into self-driving journeys by 2030. "RTA’s Self-driving Transport Strategy has several attributes that sets it a class apart from other strategies. First, the transition to self-driving in Dubai is powered by a government entity whereas it is the private sector that drives this transition in many other cities and countries. Secondly, Dubai’s strategy is inclusive of all mass transit modes such as trains, buses, marine transit modes and taxis, as well as private vehicles, while many countries focus on a limited number of transit modes. Additionally, RTA’s strategy includes a global contest between companies, which have made significant advancements in the field of smart transport that would be announced later on,” added Al Tayer. “The success of the Dubai Self-driving Transport Strategy rests on several drivers highlighted by the availability of comprehensive & accurate information and sharing them effectively. The recently opened Enterprise Command & Control Center (EC3) would play a pivotal role in providing real-time and accurate information. Research & Development (R&D) also contributes to the success of the Dubai Self-driving Transport Strategy. Therefore, RTA had forged effective partnerships with renowned global entities and varsities, and entered in consortiums with global universities & research centres for commissioning research in self-driving transport capable of addressing futuristic requirements. #SmartCity #SmartDubai @smartdubai

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Dubai, as always, is going to be a trendsetter. The plan is unique in many ways, as outlined by Al Tayer, “The transition to self-driving in Dubai is powered by a government entity whereas it is the private sector that drives this transition in many other cities and countries. Secondly, Dubai’s strategy is inclusive of all mass transit modes such as trains, buses, marine transit modes and taxis, as well as private vehicles, while many countries focus on a limited number of transit modes. Additionally, RTA’s strategy includes a global contest between companies, which have made significant advancements in the field of smart transport that would be announced later on”. 

This is so cool! We definitely can’t wait for a driverless future where our lives will no longer revolve around rush hour traffic.  

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